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Darren Sharper


... Family Says

3/25/2014 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

03-24-14-darren-sharper-angry-tmzDarren Sharper's family believes the former NFL star is being denied basic justice by being held in an L.A. jail despite the fact he already posted bail ... and they're furious ... sources connected to the case tell TMZ Sports.

We're told family members and close friends of the former Saints player -- who was ordered to remain behind bars until the extradition issue with AZ is sorted out -- believe he is confident in proving his innocence and is not afraid to take his case to trial. But they feel the process has started off on an unfair and vengeful footing.

Our sources say Darren's family believes there's no reason he should be locked up like a murderer when he's been cooperative and played by the rules by cooperating with police and turning himself in ... especially since he posted bail last month.

In fact, Sharper's supporters believe the battle over extradition is a dirty tactic to keep him locked up so he'll be painted as a guilty man before any evidence is presented and the trial even starts.

As one source puts it, "Darren is a former pro athlete and made a living playing by a set of rules. Now they see certain rules can be manipulated. All they want is a fair shot at justice ... just like anyone else's family would want." For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!

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Family working hard to protect their rapist

178 days ago


Harsh to say someone a rapist, hes an attractuve man.why is he in something like this, is actually an embarrassing to his family and the nfl.i hope non of this is true.and our justice do need to cut all the bull crap, and red tape it put citizens through for a buck.folks just want fair treatment for all and our tax dollars spent wisely and not on the bull crap.

178 days ago


I bet most of these women are white. History has shown black guys get falsely accused by these broads who get jilted or wantto save their virtue from there kind. I don't trust the justice system esp when it involves the poor and minorities. It's never about the truth but putting more guys in prison for profits. Rape is a serious crime but it's also involves speculation and politics. Was the Duke Lacrosse team held or Ben Rothlisberger? Every state is halting the process simply because there is not enough evidence or the allege victims are questionable. When everything is one sided follow the money trail.

177 days ago


Sure the multi millionaire accused of rape in several states is being denied justice....is that a code word for racism?

177 days ago


What are they complaining about? At least he can AFFORD to file an appeal to be released on bail.

177 days ago

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